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The Dean ML XM Electric Guitar is proof that you don't have to lay out the big bucks to play a hard core rock guitar. The highly resonant ML-style pa...Read More

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The Dean ML XM Electric Guitar is a winged warrior that's born to rock!

The Dean ML XM Electric Guitar is proof that you don't have to lay out the big bucks to play a hard core rock guitar. The highly resonant ML-style paulownia body sports a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. Dean humbucker pickups pump out plenty of raw, uncensored tone. Die-cast tuners provide accurate, easy tuning. The body implements a string-thru design.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Paulownia body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Dean design humbucker pickups
  • Die-cast tuners

The affordable Dean ML XM Electric Guitar merges radical looks and roaring tone! Order today.

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DeanML XM Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 126 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (84)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Darth Shredder...Master of Metallic Pop!

I purchased a pre-owned trans black version of this guitar after wanting to add more metal-inflected riffs to my songwriting without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, the tuners had reached their useful lifetime on...Read complete review

I purchased a pre-owned trans black version of this guitar after wanting to add more metal-inflected riffs to my songwriting without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, the tuners had reached their useful lifetime on mine, so after months of fighting in vain to keep it in tune, I ordered a set of highly recommended "Grover" tuners to replace them. After a little drilling to get them to fit, I now LOVE this guitar!!! I also personally set the action to mirror what I had professionally witnessed being done on my original Strat-styled axe (pictured), replaced the strings with fresh Ernie Ball (Regular Slinkies), ordered a set of Xtra-Heavy pics and never looked back. Paired with my pre-owned "Metal Pedal", this guitar keeps me motivated to practice more frequently. Although I play keys in my band, this guitar helps me communicate with my guitar players what I want them to do musically in ways that I just can't illustrate with a "guitar" patch on my sound module. The tone from the dual humbuckers and sustain from the longer body style motivates me to produce heavier versions of my pop material for live performances. Even my "metal" buddies who own higher priced and much heavier guitars compliment me on choosing this guitar so I feel really good about my choice to go with Dean. The ML-XM makes me smile so much everytime a hit a power chord, I dubbed my axe, "Darth Shredder", in honor of & inspired by the imposing presence of the Star Wars character: Lord Vader! I even bought the Dean ML soft case to protect my investment. ;)

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Nice Way to Get Back Into Guitar

I enjoy this guitar and have only one complaint. I ordered the natural finish based on the photo I saw on Musicians Friend, but the finish is not even close. I was hoping...Read complete review

I enjoy this guitar and have only one complaint. I ordered the natural finish based on the photo I saw on Musicians Friend, but the finish is not even close. I was hoping it would look stained with the wood grain showing through, like the photo, but instead, it's a dark toffee color and very little wood grain shows through. It looks like a kind of ugly brown. I ordered my son a Dean Vendetta in the same finish, and it is also an ugly brown. I would recommend you get the black. Otherwise, this is a nice guitar. It plays well. It's surprisingly light, and not as headstock heavy as I expected it to be. Can't go wrong for the price.

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3.0

For the price, it is an OK guitar.

By J

from Alaska

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Light weight
  • Overall Good Guitar
  • Right on the Price

Cons

  • Lack of Sustainment
  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

It is an OK guitar for some one who is novice or just beginning. I wouldn't use it for gigs or as a performance model, but it is fun to play on and learn new stuff on. The factory strings had to go, too generic and gave a "tinny' sound. Replaced with Ernie Ball Cobalt Heavy and sound improved.

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5.0

Darth Shredder...Master of Metallic Pop!

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By RC

from Los Angeles, CA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

    I purchased a pre-owned trans black version of this guitar after wanting to add more metal-inflected riffs to my songwriting without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, the tuners had reached their useful lifetime on mine, so after months of fighting in vain to keep it in tune, I ordered a set of highly recommended "Grover" tuners to replace them. After a little drilling to get them to fit, I now LOVE this guitar!!! I also personally set the action to mirror what I had professionally witnessed being done on my original Strat-styled axe (pictured), replaced the strings with fresh Ernie Ball (Regular Slinkies), ordered a set of Xtra-Heavy pics and never looked back. Paired with my pre-owned "Metal Pedal", this guitar keeps me motivated to practice more frequently. Although I play keys in my band, this guitar helps me communicate with my guitar players what I want them to do musically in ways that I just can't illustrate with a "guitar" patch on my sound module. The tone from the dual humbuckers and sustain from the longer body style motivates me to produce heavier versions of my pop material for live performances. Even my "metal" buddies who own higher priced and much heavier guitars compliment me on choosing this guitar so I feel really good about my choice to go with Dean. The ML-XM makes me smile so much everytime a hit a power chord, I dubbed my axe, "Darth Shredder", in honor of & inspired by the imposing presence of the Star Wars character: Lord Vader! I even bought the Dean ML soft case to protect my investment. ;)

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    5.0

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    By savature

    from az

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Sic Guitar For The Price
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • But Got A Dark Purple
    • I Ordered The Black One

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

    real light super easy to play love this guitar

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    5.0

    great guitar

    By jsmith199467

    from shepherdsville kentucky

    About Me Experienced

    Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

    I've been playing for nine years and have many guitars this is by far The best one I've owned for the cheap price I have les Paul's and jacksons and esp's that dont sound as mean and heavy as this guitar nay sayers must have bad set ups or no skill at all great guitar love it

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    3.0

    Nice Way to Get Back Into Guitar

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    By Former Garage Bander

    from North Dakota

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Action
    • Lightweight
    • No Fret Buzz

    Cons

    • Ugly Finish

    Best Uses

    • Gigging
    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

    I enjoy this guitar and have only one complaint. I ordered the natural finish based on the photo I saw on Musicians Friend, but the finish is not even close. I was hoping it would look stained with the wood grain showing through, like the photo, but instead, it's a dark toffee color and very little wood grain shows through. It looks like a kind of ugly brown. I ordered my son a Dean Vendetta in the same finish, and it is also an ugly brown. I would recommend you get the black. Otherwise, this is a nice guitar. It plays well. It's surprisingly light, and not as headstock heavy as I expected it to be. Can't go wrong for the price.

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    4.0

    Great Guitar For The Price

    By David Goodwin

    from Michigan

    Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

    I love this guitar regardless of its lower end quality. It's been the only guitar I've played for the past year since I got it. I love the feel to it, produces a better tone than my epiphone/warlock/ibanez, and it's super light making it easier to carry it around from jam session to jam session. It does de-tune your strings easily (especially when bending), but thats what a tuner's for! Love this guitar!
    I love the feel of the neck; very sleek, very fast. The pickups aren't the best but I've been able to get a good tone from them using the combination of my marshall amp & overdrive/wah pedals.
    The wood (like any low priced guitar) does feel cheaply made, but that doesnt really bother me. Like I said before, the neck is great for faster playing. When I ordered mine, it got delivered to my house with a fret mark missing (BRAND NEW GUITAR) what??
    Great guitar for the value. This price? I mean, come on. Anyone can start playing if they decide to buy this guitar.

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    3.0

    Lots of problems

    By metalfan-cSw4B

    from ON. Canada

    Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

    This guitar just feels cheaply made.From the wood that was used for the body,to the crap tuners that constantly slip out of tune.Right out of the box there were noticeable flaws,like the output jack was loose because of poorly mounted screws and the neck pickup did'nt work,probably because of the bad wiring that was mentioned in most of the reviews,but these problems might be just with my guitar.The Ml XM is not all bad though.The Neck seems well made with a really nice feel to it that you would expect from a company like Dean, also you gotta love the body style.My biggest problem was the paulownia body was not very well constructed and has a very hollow sound to it.While this may be a budget guitar and you get what you pay for there are a lot of better quality guitars in this price range.My advice for someone looking for a low cost guitar is to shop around or spend the money for one of the more quality dean guitars.

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    5.0

    Look at the price

    By Ol'Sarge

    from Middle of Nowhere, Afghanistan

    Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

    I've had it about a month, something to re-learn electric on (playing bass and acoustic for years). Seems like excellent quality for the price. Sure it has some quirks (hum from the output jack, doesn't like to hold a drop tuning), but the tone is great from the bridge pickup, the neck is fast and comfortable, it holds standard tuning very well. The headstock shape seems to make the strings want to jump out of the nut, but so far it hasn't been a major issue. If you're just starting on the guitar and want something with looks AND tone to keep you motivated, I'd say this should be on your short list. It does have faults, but remember: You're paying $170 for a mean-looking, decent sounding guitar.

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    3.0

    only for parts

    By Tennesseeripper

    from in a van down by the river

    Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

    This is my second or third review of this guitar, and when I did my earlier ones, I had no idea what I was doing. This is my first guitar, but I would not recommend it. The tuners are absolutely terrible. They slip after every bend you do. The pickups are decent, but they're not my cup of tea. The wood for the body is cheap. I have several dents all around my guitar, and I have no idea how they got there. The neck slot is cracked, the finish is bad, the neck itself is good though. I would use it for parts maybe, but other than that nothing. The soldering job inside the guitar is terrible. You can tell that they don't fine craft this particular instrument for quality. They sell it because it looks cool, and nothing more. It would make a good start guitar with some adjustments, but that's all it will ever be: a beginner's piece of junk. But it's my first guitar, so I feel obligated to keep it. haha

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    2.0

    You'll get what you pay for......

    By yep2012

    from WV

    Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

    ive had this guitar for almost a year and i am begining to resent it. the neck is amazing, but thats about the only good thing. the soldering on it is horrible and it should be rewired right away. decent sound for such a lackling guitar ill say, but the excess noise is unbearable. dont waste your time unless you want this for a project

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